Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in LA this Weekend

securedownload-29This year St. Patrick’s Day falls on a Monday. A lot of great bars and restaurants are celebrating the weekend before. Here are some spots to find green beer, corned beef and a lively crowd celebrating the “Luck of the Irish.”
Cafe Rockenwagner – 3 Square Cafe & Bakery – Rockenwagner Bakery
Now until March 17 enjoy seasonal specials that include one pot slow cooked corn beef and cabbage, red potatoes and stewed Caraway carrots and roasted beet soup with avocado crème fraiche. Be sure to eat some of their delicious soda bread. The Rueben sandwich comes with fennel slaw, Louis dressing and Swiss on Rye bread. Don’t forget to drink green beer at the Cafe Rockenwagner location. www.rockenwager.com

Plan Check Kitchen

Both the Fairfax & Sawtelle restaurants are celebrating  St. Patty’s Day with all-day drink specials on Guinness cans ($7), Irish Mules ($7), and Irish Car Bombs by requestIMG_7086 only with Tullamore Dew, Irish Cream, and Guinness ($12). Pair the beverages with some of Executive Chef Ernesto Uchimura’s more Irish-inspired eats that include Short Rib Pot Roast with red wine, bone marrow turnover pie, sweet n’ sour mirepoix ($15.50). Fries with beef tallow, smoked salt, fresh ketchup ($5) or Sweet Potato Waffles Fries with beef tallow and peach ketchup ($6). www.plancheck.com

Local Table

Newbury Park’s Newest Restaurant, The Local Table Celebrates St. Patrick’s Day Early With $5 At 5:00 Drinks & Hors D’ouevres All Night Long! Chef Robert will provide some of The Local Table favorite hors d’ oeuvres for the occasion; BBQ pulled pork sliders, mini crab cakes, and others. Join the crowd for drinks and appetizers at The Local Table for happy hour, to watch the game or just meet friends. Have a cocktail on the patio in the midst of beautiful surroundings with views of the local mountains.

In addition,talented Chef Danielle Keene, a Top Chef: Just Desserts finalist brings her incredible desserts with St. Patrick’s Day flair! Newly associated with The Local 247Table in Newbury Park, her ardor and unique talents for baking and cooking she presents a tantalizing array of desserts, cakes, cupcakes, ice cream and an unbelievable granola and whoopie pies. Danielle was thrilled to be on the first season of Bravo’s Top Chef: Just Desserts premiering in 2010. It was a great platform to show the world her love for desserts and she was delighted when she finished as a finalist. She has been a spokesperson for Got Milk and Farmer Brothers coffee.”There’s something special about dessert,” Danielle says. “At any point, on any day, dessert can put a smile on your face. No matter what age you are, it can make you feel like a kid again.” The Local Table is located in The Village at Dos Vinetos, 360 Via Las Brisas, #110, Newbury Park, CA.

Lindy & Grundy

Lindy & Grundy will be selling house-made corned beef for $15/lb. The corned beef is not cooked but you will get step by step cooking instructions to finish at home. Corned Beef will be available starting Saturday, March 15th. For more information visitwww.lindyandgrundy.com.
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Short Order will be offering St. Patrick’s Day specials on Monday, March 17th.  Specials Include Corned Beef and Cabbage ($19), Shepard’s Pie ($18) and Short Cake’s Irish Soda Bread & Butter ($6).
St. Patty’s Day Cocktails
Shamrock Adult Shake – Vanilla Custard, Power’s Irish Whiskey, Branca Menta, Creme de Menth. Chartreuse Swizzle (green chartreuse, falernum velvet, lime & pineapple juice $11), Cameron’s Kicks (Irish whiskey, lemon juice, orgeat, meyer lemon twist $11), Irish Maid (Irish whiskey, cucumber, mint, lime juice $11), White Russian (Irish whiskey, coffee liqueur, cream float, nutmeg $11), Stout Beer Float (oskar blues ten fidy, scoop of stout custard $12). Pickle Backs – A shot of Power’s Irish Whiskey and a shot of house-made pickle brine. Tipperary – Power’s Irish Whiskey, Sweet Vermouth, Green Chartreuse, citrus oil. For more information visit www.shortorderla.com or @ShortOrderLA.
Short Cake
Short Cake will be offering Irish Soda Bread for St. Patrick’s Day on Monday, March 17th. For more information visitwww.shortcakela.com.
Rock & Reilly’s
Block Party at Rock & Reilly’s on March 15, at  12:00 pm to 10 p.m.  There will be 1oo kegs of green beer, 12 bars, 2 stages of live bands and 3 food trucks, you’ll be sure to have a great time all day long. Tickets are available for $20 pre-sale and $30 at the door. Use code Reilly’s online for $5 off your pre-sale ticket! Bottle service tables are available. Email VIP@randrpub.com to make your reservation. 8911 W. Sunset Blvd. West Hollywood, (310)360-1400.

 City Tavern Culver City

Celebrating Sours for St. Patrick’s Day. The crew will be serving up delicious and hard to find sours all day and night on Monday, March 17th starting at 11:30am…GETsour-saint-patrick's-day-web YOUR DRINK ON! Draft List Includes: Ohana Brewing Surf Shack Akala, Tahoe Mountain Recolte Du Boise, The Bruery Oude Tart, The Bruery Sour In The Rye, The Bruery Windowsill, Almanac Sour Dough, Almanac Valley of the Heart’s Delight, Golden Road Berliner Weisse. There will also be a special Cascade Brewing tasting flight available (supplies limited). http://citytavern.tumblr.com/post/79312775439/st-patrick-day-sour-beers-citytavern-culver-city.

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Spring and St. Patrick’s Day is in the air for a culinary class on March 15 with Executive Chef Andreas Nieto and Chef de Cuisine Jeffrey Williams. Learn how to make a grilled Pacific shrimp panzanella salad with pan-seared Colorado rack of lamb and finish with Grand Marnier white and dark chocolate truffles. The class starts at 1 p.m. Prepare your meal and sit at the Chef’s Table for lunch and a wine tasting. The class is for participants 21 and over at $55 per person and includes validated parking. RSVP to Claudia.Lambaren@westinbonaventure.com 404 S. Figueroa St.

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Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day throughout the entire weekend from March 14 through the 17. Drink Four Season’s green beer or $4 Guinness while nibbling on Executive Chef Alex La Motte’s “Get Lucky” menu of Irish Pub Favorites including the “Lucky” Jalapeño Buffalo Wings and Cheddar Guinness Poutine. The hotel also invites guests to try their luck with the “Luck o’ the Draw” chance to win an overnight stay. Guests who order any item off the “Get Lucky” menu will be entered for a chance to win. If a guest uploads a photo of a “Get Lucky” dish to Instagram with the hashtag #FSLucky, they will also be entered to win. 2 Dole Dr. (818)575-3000.

Rock & Reilly’s Block Party

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on Saturday, March 15 at Rock & Reilly’s Block Party with 12 bars and more than 100 kegs, carnival games, raffles, free photo booth and DJs spinning all day and night. There will be food trucks that include The Grilled Cheese Truck and Dough Pizzeria & Bar. 
This year, a portion of the proceeds go to The House of Blues Foundation and their dedicated efforts to building the future of music.
Advance tickets are $15 or $20 at the door. Buy tickets at http://bit.ly/Reillys. First time Uber users use code “blockparty” for $20 off. 8911 Sunset Blvd. (310)360-1400.

St. Patrick’s Day at 33 Tapsecuredownload-27

The neighborhood sports bar with the same ownership as David Myers Group, located on the corner of Hollywood & Vine is launching a new happy hour on America’s favorite drinking holiday March 17 with $3 pints. It’s valid on all 33 of our beers on draft. Appetizers are $5, as well as, wines and well cocktails. They offer $5 anytime valet at the lot across on Vine Street. It’s the cheapest in the neighborhood. The dinner and lunch menu includes items like beer and buttermilk-battered fried chicken served with mashed potatoes and corn on the cob and Thai firecracker wings. 6263 Hollywood Blvd. (323)962-1400.

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Get Lucky all weekend at the three-day Irish Party at Tam O’Shanter, a member of the Lawry’s family of restaurants and one of the oldest restaurants in Los Angeles. On Saturday, March 15 and Sunday, March 16 and on St. Patrick’s Day morning, the Tam O’Shanter will host a special Irish-themed “Kegs & Eggs” brunch from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The brunch will feature bangers & mash, signature corned beef hash, themed salads, and many other delicious and unique creations. It will be the perfect pre-party to get everyone in the mood for St. Patty’s Day. On March 17 the fabled restaurant will offer festive music, food, and a libation-filled weekend. It will be one of the biggest Irish celebrations in Los Angeles. A tent will feature corned beef sandwiches, roast beef platters, and a wide assortment of sweet and Irish-themed treats, including sugar shamrock cookies and Bailey’s cupcakes. Drink some green beer, or choose from the restaurant’s world-class selection of scotch. Each guest will be given a light-up shamrock necklace to show spirit. The Guinness and Jameson Girls will also be on hand, adding to the festive spirit. 2980 Los Feliz Blvd. (323)664-0228.

Taste of Solvang

Today through Sunday, March 16 enjoy the festivities in Solvang Village with a Sweets & Swing event featuring a dozen or more different confections accompanied by localsecuredownload-28 wines and beverages. Attendees also will be treated to live jazz & vocals performed by The Tipsy Gypsies. The Grand Tasting is on March 15 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. featuring 40 stops around the village featuring bites of Danish and American cuisine.  In the evening is a Wine & Beer Tasting walk with a souvenir Taste of Solvang glass. A farm-to-fork dinner at Buttonwood Farms & Winery in the barrel room will be prepared by Chef Budi Kazali of The Ballard Inn. On March 16 is a Wine & Beer Tasting Walk at the downtown tasting rooms with 12 stops. Tickets are available at http://www.TasteofSolvang.org or call (805)693-8084.

A portion of this article was featured in the Beverly Press and Park LaBrea News on March 13, 2014.

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